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  1. Cubic Boron Nitride Claddings for Friction Stir Tooling

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: N18AT026

    Friction stir welding (FSW) is an attractive joining method where high strength low porosity welds can be attained. However, the high temperatures and forces required for welding high strength materials like steel require the use of exotic tools. Cubic boron nitride (cBN)-based tools offer attractive tool wear characteristics in steels, but are very costly. Conversely, refractory metal alloys are ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. System for Nighttime and Low-Light Face Recognition

    SBC: POLARIS SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: SOCOM18A001

    The objective of this proposal is to develop instrumentation and algorithms for acquiring facial features for facial recognition in low- and no-light conditions.We will use cross-spectrum matching by exploiting infrared polarimetric imagery which tends to show features that match more closely visible imagery than conventional infrared.In addition to thermal infrared, we will also test subjects in ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  3. Control & Optimization of Multiple Illumination Characteristics (COMIC) of A Pulsed Fiber Array Laser System For Active Imaging Through Fog

    SBC: MV INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: N18AT021

    Degraded weather conditions particularly, dense maritime fog, reduces the US Fleet EO/IR systems ability to maintain situational awareness and detect/identify and track targets of interest. It is the Navys goal to develop an active EO/IR imaging system that jointly optimizes illumination source properties and implements advanced image processing to improve performance and operational range of curr ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Twiner

    SBC: SOAR TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: N18AT019

    We currently lack the ability to holistically and autonomously look across all three layers of cyberspace (persona, logical and physical) and identify interesting patterns, which would give us an edge in understanding complex activities in and through cyberspace. To address this challenge, Soar Technology (SoarTech) and the GeorgiaTech Research Institute (GTRI) propose Twiner, an intelligent syste ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Information-based Norms on Flow, Operations, and Traffic Over Networks (INFOTON)

    SBC: ISEA TEK, LLC            Topic: N18AT027

    The Internet of Things (IoT) connects people, data, and "things" (e.g., software, sensors, platforms), facilitating the translation of information into actions. Although naval platforms’ networks and communication suites have evolved significantly in the past few years to support such required connectivity, one of the greatest technical challenges still facing the military community is the proce ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. High Throughput Static and Dynamic Testing of AM Materials for Uncertainty Quantification and Qualification

    SBC: MRL MATERIALS RESOURCES LLC            Topic: N18AT028

    Qualification of additively manufactured parts is hampered by the inherent uncetainty in properties due to heterogeneity in processing, microstructure, and defects. The proposed effort combines high-throughput testing of static and dynamic properties using tailored sample geometry, fixture design, and load application method with microstructure quantification and analysis. This system will drastic ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Innovative additive manufacturing (AM) process for successful production of 7000 series aluminum alloy components using Smart Optical Monitoring Syste

    SBC: SENSIGMA LLC            Topic: N18AT005

    Naval aircraft components are routinely made of 7000 series aluminum alloys due to their strength, weight and fatigue properties. Present Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes falls short of producing 7000 series Al alloys successfully due to lack of porosity, thermal and composition control. In-situ methods implemented to date largely only yield information about the component surface and other m ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Laser Additive Manufacturing of Seven Thousand Series Aluminum Aircraft Components (LAM-STAAC)

    SBC: MV INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: N18AT005

    Alloys of aluminum in the 7000 series are known to have good weight, strength, and fatigue properties and are commonly used in Naval aircraft components. Recent manufacturing trends are increasingly focused on additive manufacturing (AM) methods as a way to reduce lead time, cost, and to improve part performance. Current additive manufacturing techniques are unable to fabricate parts in 7000 serie ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Advanced Ship-handling Simulators

    SBC: D'Angelo Technologies, LLC            Topic: N18AT014

    There is a need to create an automated, adaptive, real time coaching module that can integrate the Conning Officer Virtual Environment (COVE) along with the associated Intelligent Tutor System (COVE-ITS) and the Conning-Officer Ship Handling Assessment (COSA) together. By automating the evaluation process, Surface Warfare Officers (SWOs) will have the opportunity to use the COVE simulations more f ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Meaning-Aligned Record Synthesis for Training Emerging Capabilities (MARSTEC)

    SBC: SOAR TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: N18AT003

    Operational experts collect recorded data about emerging tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) from sources such as live and virtual training exercises, and numerous test and evaluation simulations. However, instructional designers cannot easily reuse the recorded data to create new training. Without sufficient access to operational experts, expert knowledge is inaccessible and fragmented, of ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
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